How to do Boat Pose Yoga or Navasana:
Yoga helps in the burning of tone, muscles, and calories. It is a workout involving the whole body and mind. It will be combining stretching and strengthening poses with relaxation, meditation, and deep breathing. There are many forms of yoga practice. Some are relaxing and gentle, while others are intense and fast-paced.
Benefits of Boat pose yoga (Navasana)
- Strengthening of hip flexors. Lifting of legs helps in strengthening the iliacus and psoas muscles. There are two primary hip flexors. Their abdominals are responsible for keeping their torso lifted. Hip flexion plays a significant role in the movement.
- Strengthening of quadriceps. Engagement of quads during boat pose assists in making them muscular and robust.
- Strengthening of shoulders. You will keep the arms extended while working with deltoids at the head’s anterior muscles.
- Strengthening of abdominals. Navasana is strengthening rectus abdominis using oblique and abdomen deeper muscles that are framing it.
Safety and Precautions of Boat Pose Yoga (Navasana)
- In tradition, it is good to avoid this kind of pose while pregnant, having asthma, low blood pressure, diarrhea, or headache.
Modifications and variation of Boat Pose Yoga (Navasana)
- There is a need to hold the thighs back with hands if it assists in keeping the straight spine
- There is no necessity of being in a hurry to straighten the legs. You need to keep your back straight and out of the floor. Besides, you may consider using a strap that is looped under the feet soles. You have to grip the strap ends while raising the legs and pressing against the belt to help balance the balance.